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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-08-2010, 09:17 AM  
Canon 7D and why I wouldn't get one
Posted By Okami
Replies: 106
Views: 32,445
The AF in the 7d is noticibly better than the xxD atleast in my experience
Forum: General Talk 12-12-2008, 10:55 PM  
Latest Ebay Buyer Scam
Posted By Okami
Replies: 2
Views: 3,544
Hello guys!

Just wanted to give you guys some info on a seemingly new buyer scam popping up on ebay. Friend almost got scammed and i spent hours tonight getting it resolved. Note i understand some of it is a little confusing but i'm posting based on what i've seen. This seems like a new scheme as there are only a very few scattered post around the internet about it and it seem pretty recent.

First the biggest indicator.

[Buy offers to pay for 2nd/Next day service or pay for shipping when you mention free shipping in auction. They offer to use their own UPS accounts for the "discount" or "business expense purpose"]

The goal of these scams

1) Get your camera and their money back.
2) Get your camera while using a stolen account.

First scenario comes where they are using their own account or a family members account. Using their shipping label (usually send in PDF format) they put themselves as the ship to and return address and stick the ups contact number as your own. Also they leave out signature confirmation. This makes you ineligible for seller protection and also foots you for the bill if after receiving the package he points that you are responsible for shipping.. Then as soon as they receive the camera the immediately file a chargeback on their CC and paypal saying the camera never got to them.

Second scenario comes where they have stolen a paypal / ebay account and live in the vicinity of the buyer. They offer you using their shipping label and conveniently doesn't including signature confirmation and list the shipping + return addresses the same (sometimes only leaving your contact info as the ups call info line). By doing this they destroy any possibility of seller protection you have. Furthermore, they actually wait at the stolen paypal user's house during the day to try to intercept the package. Therefore getting the camera. Again as soon as the buyer files the stolen card claim at the CC or Paypal you are stuck without camera and without the money.

As everyone who has been a seller for awhile knows in this situation as with most there is a 100% chance that you will be out of the money and the item.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-04-2008, 11:48 AM  
Nikon D700 VS PENTAX
Posted By Okami
Replies: 138
Views: 24,479
Nikon D700 $2600
Nikon 12-24 $1000
Nikon 24-70 VR $1500
Nikon 70-200 VR $1600

Total $6700

Isn't the fact that you are comparing a $2600 camera with a $900 camera a testament to how great a value and camera the K20d is?

I spent two fashion weeks being teased by the rest of the group as always (Only Pentax shooter there) but that quiets down a whole lot once they see my shots. Not to mention the fact most of them are just kidding around considering they know it's the lenses and photographers that matter more.

In the end you have to ask yourself what are you shooting that a k20d cannot do? I mean seriously. Unless you have money to blow there is no reason I can think of that you would max out the capabilities of it and need to spend another 1800$ (on body alone) for your pictures. Have most of the spec watchers even bothered to print any of their work to see output comparisons?
Forum: Sold Items 11-03-2008, 09:31 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SanDisk 4GB Extreme III SDHC with Card Reader
Posted By Okami
Replies: 2
Views: 2,186
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SanDisk 4GB Extreme III SDHC with Card Reader

Asking Price
20.00 each

Item Description
Same item pictured in this link

Sandisk 4 GB Extreme III Secure Digital HC Memory Card with MicroMate USB 2.0 Reader |BeachCamera.com

Great fast cards. If you have generic ones you will notice the speed difference when copying to your computer.

20$ each or 37$ for both

Also selling a generic 4gb SDHC Dane Elec SD card for 15$

50$ for all 3

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
Used
Good

Item Location
Atlanta, GA

Shipping Charge
Actual Shipping

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Additional Details
Revolutionary Money Exchange Taken

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 11-03-2008, 09:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: 7 Filters (UV + CPL)
Posted By Okami
Replies: 1
Views: 1,320
Quantaray 52mm UV Filter $6
Olympus 49mm UN Filter $6
Sunpak 52mm UV Filter $6
Tristar Optics 52mm UV Filter $5
Rokunar 49mm Polarizer $7
Sunpak 52mm Polarizer $7
Tristar Optics 52mm Polarizer $6

The whole bunch 30$ shipped
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-31-2008, 08:48 PM  
Pentax and IR
Posted By Okami
Replies: 0
Views: 1,418
Hello All!

Wondering those who have tried IR with Pentax is the 100d still the best camera to do the switch with on Pentax? Also with IR prints which lenses are your favorites to use?
Forum: Sold Items 10-23-2008, 04:46 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Last 2! Tamron 70-200 Sigma 530 Super
Posted By Okami
Replies: 6
Views: 2,223
Sigma 530 DG Super with Chinese knock version of Gary Fong lightsphere 2 - $180 shipped in the USA [Pending]

Perfect condition. A great flash that has swivel and can work wirelessly with the cameras and other pentax flashes. With box, pouch, stand, original docs

Tamron 70-300 Di LD - $90 shipped in USA [Pending]

Like new with box and documentation. Only has been used maybe 2 days since I got it. Great lens.

Sorry about the title mistake guis!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-20-2008, 06:17 PM  
Some problems with my new Pentax K20D
Posted By Okami
Replies: 18
Views: 4,320
I just took about 4000-5000 shots over a weeks time on a k10d and k20d (about 3k on the k20d) and had no problems like this. Been using sandisk extreme III's. Most of the time it was fast action too.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2008, 03:12 PM  
A New Exhibit
Posted By Okami
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
It's Pentax News to me when a Pentax user gets placed for Fashion Photography in a gallery exhibit. Tell me when's the last time you heard about that?
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2008, 04:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: 2 Pentax 360 FGZ
Posted By Okami
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
Down to 1 flash
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2008, 07:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: TAMRON 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD
Posted By Okami
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
In Negotiations

PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
TAMRON 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD

Asking Price
265.00

Item Description
Wonderful lens! Perfect for Events and Portrait photography. Only selling it because I use it much less since i've gotten my 16-50mm

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
Used
Mint

Item Location
Duluth, GA

Shipping Charge
Actual Shipping Please PM with Zip

Shipping Services
USPS

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Additional Details
Revolutionary Money Order

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2008, 06:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2 Pentax 360 FGZ
Posted By Okami
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
I live in Duluth, GA
Forum: Sold Items 10-04-2008, 04:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: 2 Pentax 360 FGZ
Posted By Okami
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
Final Price drop
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-03-2008, 10:47 AM  
Poll: No Pentax Full Frame DSLR, What to Do Now Then?
Posted By Okami
Replies: 95
Views: 19,533
The most the guy has had were digital cameras before the k100d. And there is no proof and not one picture he's taken with any pentax camera. Plus He doesn't have his own test of anything. So to sum it up he runs a Pentax photography blog that has none of his own pictures and none of his own test and currently doesn't own a Pentax camera.... :)

Anyways.. How many people here who take pictures with their Pentax cameras has though. Oh man I wish I could have gotten more frame into that picture. Or is going to pay for a full frame.

If we were at a time where FF was the same price as the K20D line of cameras I can see a big straight comparison with buying choices. But before then, it's rather useless to even think about it.

To get a standard type setup
FF Camera
24-70~ 2.8
70-200~ 2.8
Fast 50

You have to pay roughly 5900$ for it.

It's not at all that I think Nikon, Canon, and Sony don't make great cameras too. It's just I hate people being frozen thinking that it's their camera that is taking the bad pictures. Any camera out there can take and have taken amazing pictures
Forum: Sold Items 10-03-2008, 09:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Genuine Pentax M42 to K adapter
Posted By Okami
Replies: 3
Views: 1,889
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Genuine Pentax M42 to K adapter

Asking Price
40 Shipped

Item Description
Practically brand new. Bought two in a BIN ebay auction awhile back and never got to selling the second one. Used once

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
Used
Mint

Item Location
Atlanta, GA

Shipping Charge
free if in the US

Shipping Services
USPS

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Additional Details
Revolutionary Money Order also accepted

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 10-03-2008, 09:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2 Pentax 360 FGZ
Posted By Okami
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
Thanks for the heads up Frank
Forum: Sold Items 10-03-2008, 09:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2 Pentax 360 FGZ
Posted By Okami
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax 360 FGZ

Asking Price
145 each

Item Description


I have used this one maybe twice. But selling it at the same price so take it or leave it :)


Getting rid of these because I have 2 540's and a Sigma 530 (... yeah yeah i got a little carried away with flashes)

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
New
Mint

Item Location
Atlanta, GA

Shipping Charge
Actual Shipping (Send me your Zip in PM)

Shipping Services
USPS

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Additional Details
Revolutionary Money Exchange

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-01-2008, 11:30 PM  
Pentax Strobist group? Is there such a thing?
Posted By Okami
Replies: 23
Views: 4,118
woot! I'm game. It's late now but i'll post some pictures of the gear and little DIY things i've learned from strobist :)
Forum: General Talk 10-01-2008, 11:26 PM  
Not Good...
Posted By Okami
Replies: 117
Views: 10,077
This I can agree with, but you obviously know its because the media general here in general focus on bad things instead of good. Which is quite sad the more i think about it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2008, 11:14 PM  
upgrade to the K20 or to the new D90
Posted By Okami
Replies: 89
Views: 15,028
while it might be slower are you telling me a photog that knows his K20d would not be able to take as good pictures as one with a d300 because of the AF?



Which lenses did you own? I really want to know this. Forced to buy a canon 5d... thats an interesting one there. Show me one picture you have taken that actually mattered in the last 1.5 years that you would not have been able to take with a pentax camera



Are you reallllyyyy dissing the Pentax flash system by comparing your Canon one?.... Have you seen the price for lowest level canon flash that has wireless? Which Pentax flash did you use back then anyways? and which Canon one are you comparing it to now.



When did you experience this? and yeah i agree Nikon's flash system is very nice but their SB800 back then must have also been around 400-500$ But Hands down Nikon has the best flash system



Again... what was your equipment exactly... Only thing I know you have owned was a K100d



Actually i've heard and used (friend i shoot with has a d3) Nikons have some of the best ergonomics and user friendly cameras in the biz .

BTW how much did your 5d cost when you bought it. And are the k100d and 5d the only cameras you have ever owned?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2008, 05:55 PM  
First DSLR, Pentax suggestions
Posted By Okami
Replies: 31
Views: 5,137
ahhhh!! Fellow FZ20 owners! I too moved from FZ20 to a DSLR and considered most of the same things. (Still have my fz20 as i'm too attached to it to let it go)

K10d is a joy to use :) you'll take many great pictures with it and it's a great deal at the current used prices
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2008, 05:51 PM  
upgrade to the K20 or to the new D90
Posted By Okami
Replies: 89
Views: 15,028
To laissezfaire

Wait till you get the 50-135 and see how much of a joy that lens is to use with your camera before thinking of upgrading to anything else.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2008, 05:41 PM  
upgrade to the K20 or to the new D90
Posted By Okami
Replies: 89
Views: 15,028
First, I mention the D700 since its the first Nikon I would choose over the K20D. I've been pondering a system change myself and after weighing in everything including price (I can afford the more expensive nikon lenses but its not about affording them). I didn't say that it was the same class nor did I say you should direct compare it's functions, Just simply, if you are going to pay more for a camera and a camera system. I do not see it being worth the jump until you hit the D700 level and i'm sure it vibes very well with your philosophy of getting the most out of the system with an actual self controlled budget.

BTW Burst rate gets to a point where its the shutter box and not the AF

What I'm getting at in the end is

With all your post you seem to be convinced already before the rest of the facts that you should get a D90. Obviously from reading your post in the past you are a guy that does your research before you buy things. You ask people their opinions about d90 vs k20d on a pentax forum. What do you expect? Pure stat analysis will prove the K20d measures up very well against the newer d90.

Unless you honestly think you will use movie mode (basically stationary camera shooting it) then why is it even a question? Regardless of the drawbacks of the mode that have been posted in almost every review out there you deem it important enough that you will still talk about it.

Other than that I see the noise being somewhat comparable and then the Nikon AF system being faster. With that you get more expensive lenses and a whole different system to deal with along with accessories and flashes if you use TTL.

So adding all that together + the fact that you are a guy who keeps his spending in check and uses your stuff to the fullest the obvious answer to this question posted in this thread would be you should stick with the k20d and pentax. If you haven't come to that conclusion even with all the facts strewn around the net then you should go with your heart and get the d90 and stop torturing yourself and get you camera and get back to what you do best. Take pictures
Forum: General Talk 10-01-2008, 08:37 AM  
Not Good...
Posted By Okami
Replies: 117
Views: 10,077
Well, having family in Paris and a few other cities in France might help. Cousin married a beautiful French girl about 4 years ago and all our families see each other quite a lot.

I think people get it twisted about America... I'm sorry but our news station hardly covers things about other countries for a very long time. I don't see how it's possible you see hateful bashing regularly.

Heading to lunch but the rest of this i'll probably write in pm to you
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2008, 07:16 AM  
K20D vs Canon 50D & Nikon D90
Posted By Okami
Replies: 139
Views: 41,810
If you read his blog at all you'll understand

He basically resummarizes other people's real test and work and then just puts in his own skew of things. Of course he doesn't even have 1 test of any of the cameras he's talked about + probably haven't even touched some systems other than in the store.

anyways... no surprise.
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